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’53 Ford American Standard GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet

If you bought a Ford in 1953, you were part of that company’s 50 year celebration.  All the cars Ford sold that year came with specially designed steering wheels that commemorated their 50th anniversary in business.  This car would have set you back about $1,500 to purchase.  If you turned on your radio, you’d have noticed that the radio buttons were preset to local stations by the dealer.  Gasoline cost 0.29 a gallon.  I absolutely love old car drawings.  I’m crazy about this snappy, happy green and the deep rusty red on the car.  This was the very first magnet I had made into a production sample when we lived in China.

For all of our magnets we share with you the image of the original matchbook before we edited it for commercial production. I keep a scan of each matchbook in our collection. We have about 4000 matchcovers hand scanned as we collected them. I think it’s interesting to see what the little matchbook looked like when I pulled it out from the pile.

All prices include free shipping in the US.

Size: 46mm x 60mm


GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnets are exceptionally strong, double the strength of a regular fridge magnet.  They are made of PVC, and have texture on the surface.  They will not fade or scratch easily.  They are nothing at all like cheaper, smooth surfaced magnets that you find everywhere. These are GypsyFaith’s own designs; no one sells our magnets but us.  We developed our matchbook magnets over 4 years.  Our pricing is dependent on the shipping charges.  There is a lower cost for each magnet after the first one.

1st Magnet  – $10, free shipping to USA (plus tax)

2nd Magnet – $8.60, free shipping to USA (charge is $18.60 plus local tax)

3rd Magnet – $7.65, free shipping to USA + a free GypsyFaith Magnet (charge is $26.25 plus local tax)

ALL additional magnets – $7.30 each, free shipping.  Total charge depends on number ordered.  (For example, if you order a total of 4 magnets, you’ll receive free shipping, a free GypsyFaith magnet, and the total would be $33.55, plus local tax.  For each additional magnet you will pay the same price, $7.30, so you can determine the total cost yourself.)


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